Our mission is to make Minnesota’s economy simultaneously more prosperous and fair. Our vision is a strong Minnesota economy that generates and retains jobs that pay well, where families can meet their basic needs, all people have access to economic opportunity, natural resources are conserved and enhanced, state and local government operates efficiently and invests effectively for the future, and state and local taxes and fees are distributed fairly and proportionally among income groups.
Growth & Justice is a progressive think tank committed to making Minnesota's economy simultaneously more prosperous and fair. We are a non-partisan advocate for fair taxation and smart public investment — fiscally responsible, accountable investment that advances prosperity for all Minnesotans. Since our founding in 2002, we have become an important, independent and powerful voice, an antidote to anti-government ideologues, but also a pragmatic force for better government and a renewed focus on public investment that really improves the economy and our quality of life. Legislators have introduced bills based on our policy proposals for education and tax fairness. Public officials and other leaders are using our reports on transportation, smart economic development and governing with accountability to shape plans for action. And our analysis has shifted the debate away from public sector retrenchment and toward smart investments in Minnesota’s future.
Growth & Justice stands out by providing a big-picture, progressive vision for Minnesota and offering practical, specific public investment proposals to realize statewide goals. We are the think tank in Minnesota that provides the most comprehensive framework for Smart Investments – our trademark– in economy-building human capital and physical infrastructure, raising taxes fairly and sufficiently, and ensuring more government accountability and effectiveness. Please consider a contribution in support of the work by Growth & Justice. This is important work, drawing upon evidence-based research to recommend public sector action for both economic growth and expanded economic prosperity.
Contributions to Growth & Justice allow us to arm state leaders with facts about what can be done and how on the key issues of our day. Your investment will pay off in terms of positive change and a brighter future for Minnesota.